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The Stirling Cup All Star Weekend supports Aspen Junior Hockey, which serves over 300 youth hockey players in the Roaring Fork Valley with over 40 volunteer coaches. 

Friday, September 22

 
 
Stirling Cup All Star Weekend
Times and venues vary through Sunday

NHL alums from the Dallas Stars face off against former Chicago Blackhawk' players (in their first Stirling Cup appearance) on Saturday in this signature three-day fundraiser for Aspen Junior Hockey. The weekend, now in its 17th year, kicks off with a welcome reception hosted by Robert and Lexie Potamkin on Friday and wraps with a tourney at the Aspen Golf Club on Sunday. $5 GA tickets for Saturday's game, aspenjuniorhockey.com

Love, Loss, and What I Wore
7:30 p.m., The Temporary at The Arts Campus at Willits

In this play by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, actresses present a series of monologues that address women's relationships, the issues they create, and the clothes worn when tackling them. Presented in collaboration with Palace Productions. From $18, tacaw.org 

Ghostland Observatory
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Catch what the Huffington Post calls a "contagious case of electro-pop-rock fever” when this Austin-based duo takes the Belly Up Aspen stage. $45, bellyupaspen.com

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Aspen Historical Society’s Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum is open free of charge on Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 23

 
 
 
Stirling Cup All Star Weekend
Times and venues vary through Sunday

NHL alums from the Dallas Stars face off against former Chicago Blackhawk' players (in their first Stirling Cup appearance) on Saturday in this signature three-day fundraiser for Aspen Junior Hockey. The weekend, now in its 17th year, kicks off with a welcome reception hosted by Robert and Lexie Potamkin on Friday and wraps with a tourney at the Aspen Golf Club on Sunday. $5 GA tickets for Saturday's game, aspenjuniorhockey.com

Aspen Saturday Market
8 a.m.–3 p.m.

The best way to spend a summer Saturday morning in Aspen? At the U-shaped farmer’s market in the heart of town, perusing plenty of locally grown produce, handmade crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. Free, aspenchamber.org

Family Friendly Art Session
10 a.m.–12 p.m., KDNK (76 S. 2nd Street), Carbondale

All ages are welcome to bring a friend, a rock to paint on a positive message about community. The "KDNK Rocks" will be distributed around town for display. Free, kdnk.org 

Museum Day Live!
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 1–5 p.m., Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum

The doors to Aspen Historical Society's museums are open free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! The nationwide event emulates the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution, whose Washington-based facilities offer free admission every day. Free with download of Museum Day Live! ticket, aspenhistory.org

Carbondale Oktoberfest
11 a.m.–9 p.m., 4th Street Plaza, Carbondale

Time to dust off last year’s stein and fill it full with this year’s beer for a day full of fall fun with German music, food, and beer. Test your merit at Liter Holding and Nail Driving, and don’t forget to secure a spot in the Annual Cornhole Tournament (must pre-register online or at the CRCC). Free, carbondalerec.com

Farmer's Table Harvest Lunch
12–2 p.m., Elk Camp, Snowmass 

Start autumn on a high note with an exclusive (and all-inclusive) special luncheon event on Snowmass Mountain. The chefs have been coordinating with local farmers to bring in the very best of the harvest, and they’ll be serving up a family-style meal paired with local wines, ciders, and spirits. Come for the freshest produce and provisions—sustainably raised and expertly prepared—and raise a glass to the change of seasons. $60, aspensnowmass.com

WindWalkers Presents: Out of the Saddle and onto the Mat with Dan Nevins
5–8 p.m., WindWalkers Ranch, Carbondale

Join special guest Dan Nevins (a renowned warrior, rider, teacher, and speaker who's also hosting a special yoga class on Sunday) for a kick-off BBQ with a keynote address, live music, and more. All proceeds benefit WindWalkers, our valley's equine assisted learning and therapy center with a family-centered approach. $20 (or $35 for BBQ + yoga class), windwalkerstrc.org

Edward Hamlin
5:30 p.m., Explore Booksellers

Boulder author and Colorado Book Award winner Edward Hamlin will read from his twisting and illuminating collection, Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories, which spans the globe, taking attendees from Belfast to Brazil, Morocco to Manhattan. A discussion and book signing immediately follows. Free, explorebooksellers.com

Troy Walker & Friends
8 p.m., The Temporary at The Arts Campus at Willits, Basalt

Troy Walker is one of the country’s most sought-after young comedians with appearances on The Late Late Show, VICE’s Flophouse and in role of “Don Lemon” on Fusion TV’s Trump vs. Bernie. He can be seen later this year on Fuse’s Uproarious and is a frequent headliner at Denver’s Comedy Works, winning the elite venue’s “New Faces” contest twice. From $19, tacaw.org

DJ Z-Trip
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The master of mash-up returns to the Belly Up Aspen stage with an opening set from the Caribou Club's music supervisor, DJ Folami. $20, bellyupaspen.com

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Both the Aspen Saturday Market and the Basalt Sunday Market run through October 1. 

Sunday, September 24

 
 
Stirling Cup All Star Weekend
Times and venues vary through Sunday

NHL alums from the Dallas Stars face off against former Chicago Blackhawk' players (in their first Stirling Cup appearance) on Saturday in this signature three-day fundraiser for Aspen Junior Hockey. The weekend, now in its 17th year, kicks off with a welcome reception hosted by Robert and Lexie Potamkin on Friday and wraps with a tourney at the Aspen Golf Club on Sunday. $5 GA tickets for Saturday's game, aspenjuniorhockey.com

Basalt Sunday Market
10 a.m.–2 p.m., Downtown Basalt

We love the community and family-friendly vibe at this weekly farmer’s market filled with local produce, unique art, handmade crafts, and freshly prepared foods. Plus, there’s live music. Living or staying up valley? We recommend biking down the Rio Grande Trail in the morning to get there (the bike rack–outfitted RFTA bus can bring you back). Free, basaltsundaymarket.com

WindWalkers Presents: Out of the Saddle and onto the Mat with Dan Nevins
11 a.m., WindWalkers Ranch, Carbondale

Join special guest Dan Nevins, a renowned warrior, rider, teacher, and speaker for a yoga and meditation class. All proceeds benefit WindWalkers, our valley's equine assisted learning and therapy center with a family-centered approach. $20 (or $35 for Saturday's BBQ + yoga class), windwalkerstrc.org

Sunday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins
6:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Catch Sunday Night Football on the big screen with both bars open and the kitchen serving up wings and things. No cover, bellyupaspen.com 

Live Poetry Night
6:30 p.m., Mountain Chalet

Aspen Poets’ Society monthly series has a new location, which will host guest poet Kierstin Bridger from Telluride, and an open mic session and live music by Dan Sheridan. Free, aspenpoetsociety.com

Americana Music Series
9 p.m., Justice Snow’s

Justice Snow’s continues its September Americana Music Series curated by Brad Manosevitz with house band Nate Hancock and the Declaration and opening act Dan Sheridan. No cover, justicesnows.com

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